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Precise 16 bit DAC

14 May, 2002

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC1592, claimed to be the only 16-bit current output DAC that has a software programmable output range.

AMD and Microsoft collaborate to further 64-bit computing

06 May, 2002

AMD has announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to incorporate 64-bit support for the future 8th-generation AMD Athlon and Opteron processors into the Windows operating system.

China becomes major "chip" centre

11 April, 2002

Rob Westerhof, Chief Executive of Philips Electronics China Group, says Hong Kong is going to benefit as China becomes the world's semiconductor centre.

Sapphire based chip trades copper wires for light

09 April, 2002

A team at Johns Hopkins University in the US has developed a prototype chip that uses light instead of wires as an interface.

Supplier rankings change, worldwide chip sales stay static

09 April, 2002

As the shake-up in the rankings, largely the result of the severe economic downturn that hit the semiconductor industry in 2001, occurs worldwide chip sales in February totalled A$20 billion, the same as January's sales.

Possible recovery in IC industry

03 April, 2002

The recovery in the IC business is somewhat mixed, according to research company IC Insights.

Intel shrinks chips to 90 nanometres

28 March, 2002

Intel has produced memory chips containing 330 million transistors through manufacturing technology that will hit the mainstream in 2003.

IBM claims fastest semiconductor circuit

13 March, 2002

IBM has announced that is has created what it believes is the fastest semiconductor circuit, operating at speeds of more than 110GHz and processing an electrical signal in 4.3 trillionths of a second.

Audio codec chip for PDAs

01 March, 2002

Philips semiconductor division has debuted an advanced mixed-signal audio codec chip for LCD-based handheld applications, such as PDAs, 3G mobile phones and other mobile devices.

Semiconductor development platform market to grow

26 February, 2002

In spite of current economic conditions, the market for semiconductor development platforms is forecast to continue positive growth according to Cahners In-Stat/MDR, the high-tech market research firm.

Desktop chips used in laptops

20 February, 2002

Intel Australia has issued a warning to Australian consumers to be wary of laptops containing processors designed for desktop computers.

PC Module

12 February, 2002

Backplane has released Digital-Logic's embedded smartModule with a 300 MHz Geode GX1 processor, the SMGXPC.

$275 billion sales for 2001 global chip market

06 February, 2002

Worldwide sales of semiconductors in the fourth quarter 2001 were unchanged from the third quarter at $60 billion, ending three quarters of double digit declines.

Indium phosphide chips hit 80Gbps

05 February, 2002

Inphi Corporation has announced that it has demonstrated demultiplexers running at a data rate of greater than 80 gigabits per second (Gbps).

Silicon chips posses multi-faceted properties

28 January, 2002

Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that silicon wafers can be easily made into tiny explosives that could be used to chemically analyse samples in the field or serve as power sources for tiny electronic sensors the size of a speck of dust.

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